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Taking photos of ladybugs in San Diego is a challenge. There aren’t that many of them because of the dry and hot climate and they’re not around for a long time. Even when I find some, they’re so busy looking for food that they don’t stop moving long enough for me to take a picture. Oh, and of course, they’re very small so I need a powerful macro to get a decent photo. That’s a lot of things getting in the way.
So I consider myself lucky for having been able to snap a few pictures of ladybugs a couple of weeks ago. My first ladybug was a little shy and moved too much so this is the best I could do. This ladybug was crawling on milkweed flowers.
I was luckier with the second ladybug I spotted and managed to get closer and capture a better angle.
Finally I managed to get a photo of a ladybug from above. It was actually crawling under a large leaf. I’m pretty happy with this one.
Did you notice what these three ladybugs have in common? They don’t have any spots. I have no idea why but I thought that was quite a coincidence.
Nice guy – I have never seen ladybugs without spots. Take it as a good sign …
Haha, I’d love for ladybugs without spots to be a good sign!
I have never seen these little characters without spots. And these seem to be ultra shiny. Lovely photos.
Thank you very much! They are very shiny, aren’t they?
What an interesting ladybug with no spots!
I think ladybugs look cute no matter if they have spots or not. They’re just hard to photograph because they’re so busy. 🙂
Lovely! no spots, interesting 🙂
I’ve seen ladybugs without spots before but this is the first time I’ve seen several of them in a row.
Cute little bugs!
Thank you, they really are.
Pretty little bugs! Also haven´t seen one without spots!
Thank you very much!
Nice captures, I find bugs, butterflies, and bees very hard, I have to get just a couple of inches away with my lens. I think they are the shiniest ladybugs I’ve seen.
Thank you! I’m surprised at how shiny they are too. I’ve been pretty lucky with bees, since they take their time once they stop on a flower, but it’s true you have to get very close. Butterflies are a challenge because they move their wings a lot, even when sitting in one spot. Photography definitely requires a lot of patience and persistence.